Tabby – terminal emulator for modern age

Tabby (formerly Terminus) is a highly configurable terminal emulator, SSH and serial client.

Tabby has a large feature set.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • A V220 terminal + various extensions.
  • Multiple nested split panes.
  • Tabs on any side of the window.
  • Optional dockable window with a global spawn hotkey (“Quake console”).
  • Progress detection.
  • Notification on process completion.
  • Bracketed paste, multiline paste warnings.
  • Font ligatures.
  • Custom shell profiles.
  • Optional RMB paste and copy-on select (PuTTY style).
  • Integrated SSH client and connection manager:
    • SSH2 client with a connection manager.
    • X11 and port forwarding.
    • Automatic jump host management.
    • Agent forwarding (including Pageant and Windows native OpenSSH Agent).
    • Login scripts.
  • Integrated serial terminal:
    • Multiple connection profiles.
    • Readline input support.
    • Text, readline and byte-by-byte input modes.
    • Text and hexdump output modes.
    • Zmodem.
    • Non-standard baud rates.
    • Newline conversion.
    • Automatic reconnection.
  • Theming and color schemes.
  • Fully configurable shortcuts and multi-chord shortcuts.
  • Split panes.
  • Remembers your tabs.
  • PowerShell (and PS Core), WSL, Git-Bash, Cygwin, Cmder and CMD support.
  • Direct file transfer from/to SSH sessions via Zmodem.
  • Full Unicode support including double-width characters.
  • Doesn’t choke on fast-flowing outputs.
  • Integrated encrypted container for SSH secrets and configuration.
  • Extensible via plugins (in JavaScript).
  • Theming which are customizable with CSS. Color schemes are included.
  • Shell profiles.
  • Font ligatures and font fallback.
  • Clickable URLs, IPs and paths.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.
  • Proper shell experience on Windows including tab completion (via Clink).

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Eugene Pankov and contributors
License: MIT License


Tabby is written in TypeScript. Learn TypeScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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